CELLUTREAT®

CELLUTREAT® is a liquid disodium octaborate tetrahydrate (DOT) used to dip-treat green railroad ties prior to air-drying. Protects ties from wood decay during this time, resulting in stronger ties for pressure treatment.

It's called Butt Rot, Stump Rot, Fomes, or H. annosum Root Rot. No matter what you call it, when your forest gets infested, it becomes a major problem.

There are two major problems with H. annosum. First, it attacks the butt log, drastically reducing the most valuable part of the tree, and then spreads from recently cut stumps to live trees via the root system. Secondly, it infests the seedlings and saplings, killing new growth.

CELLUTREAT kills and prevents Fommes. It is soluble borate powder that can be sprayed on using a simple backpack sprayer or applied during harvest with a stump spray bar.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CELLUTREAT

Cellutreat is a Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (DOT) wood preservative that is available in a 98% water soluble powder and a 50% liquid concentrate. Cellutreat is made from a natural mineral salt and is an EPA-registered, non-restricted use/general use preservative also standardized by the AWPA (P25). It can be applied to green wood prior to air seasoning by vacuum pressure, dip diffusion or spray.

Cellutreat provides these benefits to the railroad industry:

  • Use as part of a dual treatment
  • Eliminates decay/stack burn during air seasoning
  • Improves treatment and performance of QNAP or creosote ties
  • Allows for QNAP or creosote retention reduction
  • Eliminates corrosion-induced spike kill
  • Helps prevent termite infestation (including Formosan) and termite movement in ties when shipped
  • Borates are exempt from treated wood burn requirements

Cellutreat is a borate DOT wood preservative that is available in a 98% water soluble powder and a 50% liquid concentrate. Cellutreat is made from a natural mineral salt and is an EPA-registered non-restricted use/ general use preservative. Cellutreat is a standardized AWPA preservative, but is not a stand-alone treatment in utility poles; however, utility poles can be “pretreated” with Cellutreat and then pressure-treated normally with QNAP, CCA, Penta, ACZA or creosote. Cellutreat prevents incipient decay during air seasoning and protects the heartwood in service. It reduces corrosion and after glow in CCA, Penta and ACZA. It can be applied to green wood, which allows for air seasoning without rot, and gives you an alternative to kiln drying. Cellutreat can be applied by vacuum pressure, dip diffusion or spray.

The natural Solution for H. Annosum Butt Rot

It's called Butt Rot, Stump Rot, Fomes, or H. annosum Root Rot. No matter what you call it, when your forest gets infested, it becomes a major problem.

There are two major problems with H. annosum. First, it attacks the butt log, drastically reducing the most valuable part of the tree, and then spreads from recently cut stumps to live trees via the root system. Secondly, it infests the seedlings and saplings, killing new growth.

CELLUTREAT kills and prevents Fommes. It is soluble borate powder that can be sprayed on using a simple backpack sprayer or applied during harvest with a stump spray bar.

 

The active ingredient in Cellutreat is boron. Boron is a natural mineral salt that is mined from the earth. Boron is an essential plant micronutrient. Cellutreat is specifically designed to kill H. annosum root rot and then, over time, be diluted to natural background levels in the soil and allow natural succession of non-pathogenic fungi.

One pound of Cellutreat makes 2 gallons of solution and covers 2,000 six-inch stumps or 500 twelve-inch stumps.

A Closer Look at How H. annosum Spreads:

1.) Spores settle on the stumps of freshly cut trees and germinate.

2.) As they grow, the rot reaches down into the roots and begins infecting adjoining trees and saplings.

3.) Once an area is infested, stump removal becomes necessary to gain control, or the area must be planted with a non-conifer species.

4.) Cellutreat can be sprayed on the stump directly or by using a through-the-bar application on the harvester.

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